For natural pain and inflammation relief Vitamin D3 combined with Omega-3 fish oil are two of the most potent anti inflammatory agents known.
For a human adult 10,000 IU’s of Vitamin D combined with 2000 mg of Omega-3 fish oil achieve a superior (and safer) pain and anti inflammatory effect. This natural anti inflammation effect is stronger than prescription strength Vioxx or Motrin with none of the side effects.
Each year, the side effects of NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths by some estimates in the U.S., according to a November, 2005 article in Medical News Today. Low dose aspirin use has similar effects according to a 2006 article studying hospital admissions in Spain.
Giving your pet Acetaminophen and aspirin products can cause stomach bleeding and kill them. One extra strength acetaminophen tablet (500mg) can kill a seven-pound cat.
What I keep on hand in my pet first aid kit is a bottle of omega 3 fish oil capsules and some vitamin d3 capsules. Some of the omega 3 capsules come with vitamin d3 already in them but I prefer to buy them separate, that way I can control the dose.
My personal favorite is the Young Living’s OmegaGize but any brand is fine as long as it’s mercury free and also fresh. Rancid fish oil can cause major inflammation issues in the body which is the exact opposite effect you would be taking it for. Always check the manufacture date and the use by date and throw out any expired fish oil. The reason I like the OmegaGize is that it also contains the essential oils of clove, German chamomile and spearmint therapeutic grade essential oils which help preserve the fish oil from becoming rancid and the essential oils have therapeutic benefits in their own right as well.
I snip off the tip of one omega 3 capsule and then put about 800 IU’s of vitamin d3 and mix it together and then use a dropper to give to my cat. It will not work with an oral syringe…but a dropper works great so make sure to include a dropper in your pet first aid kit.
Also remember to put a little plastic pill bottle in your pet first aid kit that you can use to mix the omega 3 and vitamin d3 together.
Science Daily has a good article on the anti inflammatory benefits of fish oil CLICK HERE
Some people prefer to use krill oil instead of regular fish oil, however, Dr. Barry Sears, a leading authority on the impact of the diet on hormonal response, genetic expression and inflammation and a former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talks in the video above about the difference in fish vs. krill oil and how it’s virtually impossible to remove the impurities in krill oil like you can with fish oil.